We will pay you from our own money until you are the wealthiest among us. If it is honor that you are seeking, we are prepared to make you our leader and if you seek a kingdom, we will make you king..
Hardliners advocated a total boycott of the Muslims and their supporters. Keen to see their plan implemented, they persuaded other participants to make their resolutions binding on everyone in Makkah.
What was the dual strategy in Makkah to stop Muhammad? The Quraysh lost no time in escalating its ruthless campaign of repression. The other half of this strategy was adopted in another meeting...
Many delegations of Arab tribes are now reaching Madinah, some asking for power others for friendship with whole tribes declaring acceptance of Islam. One with a special significance was from Najran.
The Prophet built the mosque. He established a strong bond of brotherhood between his followers. He signed a treaty with the Jews to ensure peace in Madinah and to free himself to face outside threats
This new situation meant that the Prophet had to explore new avenues in his search for support. After long deliberation, he set out on foot for Taif, a mountainous town about 110 kilometers from Makka
When the child eventually breathed his last, the Prophet took him in his arms and held him against his breast, tears streaming down his face, so deep was his sorrow...
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